Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) - #CollabW20
The Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) brings together researchers, developers, managers, funders, publishers and trainers to explore best practices and the future of research software. The themes of CW20 are Open Science/Research, Data Privacy and Software Sustainability.
Because of the rapidly changing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to change the way we are running CW20. The in-person event that was due to take place at Queen’s University Belfast from 31 March - 2 April 2020 has been cancelled, and we will be running an online virtual event in its place. We hope to return to Belfast for CW21.
As the event will no longer be in person, we are reducing registration costs from £250 for a complete ticket to £50 (or £25 per individual day). This still represents an amazing opportunity to (virtually) meet researchers, researcher software engineers and many of the new Software Sustainability Institute’s Fellows, and explore Open Research, Data Privacy and Software Sustainability. We encourage all of those who previously could not make the journey to consider joining us online.
CW20 will continue to follow the unconference philosophy - where attendees get to choose which proposed discussions get to happen, what problems they solve in the collaborative ideas sessions and hackathon. In addition there will be lightning talks, keynote addresses, speed blogging, demo and collaboration sessions. We will keep you informed of all updates and connection details, as we explore this unexpected opportunity to trial new online collaboration techniques!
The CW Hackathon forms the last part of the workshop, which allows participants to realise the ideas coming from the Collaborations Workshop. Successful hack projects need not all be code - they can include any combination of software, specifications, guidance and other materials - thus enabling people from all backgrounds to participate. The Hack Day will focus on topics related to the themes of the workshop. There will be prizes for the best team efforts. Remember good hacks are cool, better ones are potentially impactful.